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The H. H. Uhlig Corrosion Lab investigates the causes of failure in materials and the prevention of failure in materials, with an emphasis on nuclear materials.

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This is an FreeFEM++ simulation of a CRUD boiling chimney in a pressurized water reactor (PWR). CRUD, which stands for Chalk River Unidentified Deposits, is a substance that plates out on nuclear fuel rods. It can cause the rods to heat up or corrode prematurely. Our group is working on a code as part of CASL to understand how this CRUD builds up in reactors.

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Prof. Ron Ballinger
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H. H. Uhlig - Our Founder
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Prof. Linn Hobbs

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